Mayo Steam Electric Power Plant has 66 groundwater monitoring wells, 36 of which have been polluted above federal advisory levels based on samples collected between December 01, 2010 and May 16, 2019. Groundwater at this site contains unsafe levels of lithium, radium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, boron, arsenic, cadmium and lead.Site description
Duke Energy's Mayo Steam Electric Power Plant began operating in 1983, 11 miles north of Roxboro, North Carolina in Person County. It has a single coal-fired unit that can generate up to 727-MW of electricity per year. The plant is located on Mayo Lake, a popular boating and fishing destination. The company has planned a retirement date of 2029 for the facility, while qualifying that this date is only for planning purposes and could change. There are four units regulated under the CCR rule: CCP Monofill, Ash Basin, FGD Forward Flush Pond and FGD Setting Pond.